Researchers at NuraLogix, which provides contactless health monitoring through its patented Transdermal Optical Imaging (TOI) technology, has announced that it is adding the ability to perform metabolic and blood biomarker health risk assessments for various chronic conditions to its Anura platform. The new capabilities add to the existing health and wellness measurements* Anura can assess from a 30-second video selfie, including the ability to accurately measure blood pressure.

Founded in 2015, NuraLogix’s technology allows third-party clients such as health providers, product developers, insurance companies, and wellness programs to help consumers better manage their physical and mental health. The expansion of its capabilities to assess HbA1c and monitor fasting glucose, as well as assess risk of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and hypertriglyceridemia were recently unveiled.

Anura is a video-based contactless health monitoring solution that can measure vital signs and provide health risk assessments. The metabolic and blood biomarker risk assessments will join the existing cardiovascular disease risk assessments, including 10-year predictions of risk of death from heart attack or stroke.

“Following years of research and development, we are excited to share the expanded capabilities of the Anura™ platform.  Our research models have been proven to predict whether a subject’s HbA1c is greater than 5.7%, or their Fasting Blood Glucose is greater than 5.5mmol/L, to a clinically accurate level,” says Keith Thompson, MD, chief medical officer at NuraLogix. “The ability to assess health with just a look into every day, readily available consumer devices is a game changer for the healthcare industry. Using ubiquitous devices, Anura™ has the potential to accelerate the adoption of solutions for the early detection of chronic diseases, expand health equity and access to underserved populations while dramatically decreasing costs of care.”

How Contactless Health Monitoring Works

NuraLogix delivers contactless health monitoring via its Anura platform that combines data gathered through its TOI technology, a novel form of remote photoplethysmography (rPPG). Developed with data from more than 40,000 patients with multiple conditions, NuraLogix’s research on these predicted models has been tested and published in numerous peer-reviewed journals worldwide. 

Anura uses a conventional video camera to extract facial blood flow information combined with sophisticated AI model analysis in the cloud that extrapolates health information from the pattern of facial blood flows. Results are delivered within its intuitive app, showing information on over 30 health parameters* such as heart rate, breathing rate, and cuffless blood pressure, and providing health risk assessments for some of the most prevalent chronic conditions. This includes type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and mental health. You can see Anura™ in action here. 

Flexible Modular Delivery 

NuraLogix’s Anura includes capabilities for investigational use and go-to-market solutions to allow its customers (companies such as NTT Data, Bupa Group, HSBC, AIA, and FWD) to build flexible bespoke programs to meet the needs of their customers by combining various Anura capabilities including:

Physiological Health Vitals/Indexes: blood pressure, cardiac workload, heart rate, breathing/respiratory rate, irregular heart rate, heart rate variability, facial skin age

Mental Health/Risk Assessments: mental stress, depression health risk, anxiety health risk

Physiological Health/Risk Assessments: T2 diabetes risk assessment, fatty liver disease risk assessment, HbA1c risk assessment, fasting blood glucose risk assessment, cardiovascular disease risks (10  yr. prediction of risk of death from heart attack or stroke), hypertension risk, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia

Anura is hardware and platform agnostic, and performs across most digital consumer health platforms on the market, such as mobile (iOS and Android), desktop (Windows, Linux, macOS), web, smart mirrors, messaging services, and more. 

With the ability to be delivered as a branded or white label solution, NuraLogix is paving the way to a world where health vitals are continually monitored with just a look at a smartphone, bathroom mirror, TV screen, or kiosk — transforming the way chronic diseases are identified, managed, and prevented. 

Featured Image: NuraLogix is adding the capability to assess diabetes and blood biomarker health risks to its Anura contactless health monitoring platform. Photo: NuraLogix

*In the United States, some features of this product are for Investigational Use Only. The performance characteristics of this product have not been established.